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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Desertchx, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Desertchx

    Desertchx New Egg

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    I have a hen who is over 2yrs old. i adopted her off of craigslist back in may. She used to lay an egg everyother day. As of Augest she completely stopped laying eggs for us. She does not seem to under any stress or in pain. Is this normal? And at what age do they stop laying?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    This time of year a lot of birds are molting, and will not lay for as long as a month or more. Slow molters may only loose a few feathers at a time, fast molters sometimes look like they have been plucked clean before their new feathers grow in.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hens tend to lay in cycles. My guess is that she is just taking a break to rebuild her body's resources and then will resume laying. She may very well molt before resuming egg laying.
     
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  4. Desertchx

    Desertchx New Egg

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    Thank you. We were thinking she was molting cause of the feathers she had lost on her chest and neck area.
     
  5. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!!!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] she may be older than what you were told.
     
  8. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Desertchx

    Desertchx New Egg

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    Success, she is laying eggs again!
     

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